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    Full Frontal

    Full Frontal

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    Released 2003
    Full Frontal is the 2002 experimental feature from acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Sex, Lies and Videotape, Erin Brokovich, Ocean's 11). In this film, stars like Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt are playing other roles in movies within the movie within the movie. Everyone seems to be making a circuitous path to the David Duchovny Hollywood-producer's 40th birthday party. One story tells of Julia Roberts as a reporter interviewing Blair Underwood, and then showing and maybe not showing Underwood and Roberts as themselves. Another story has David Hyde Pierce as a man in his early forties who gets fired after a beer comparison, and then even another story focuses on a small theater group trying to put on a play about Hitler with Nicky Katt giving the best performance of the entire time length as an actor who compares other famous directors' works to his.moreless
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    God Bless Ozzy Osbourne

    God Bless Ozzy Osbourne

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    Released 2011
    A biography of musician Ozzy Osbourne that tracks his four decades as a cultural icon. With interviews from family and friends like Paul McCartney and Tommy Lee, the documentary discusses the rocker's humble beginnings, becoming a rock superstar and a binge that lasted decades.moreless
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    Citizen U.S.A.: A 50 State Road Trip

    Citizen U.S.A.: A 50 State Road Trip

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    Released 2011
    Citizen U.S.A.: A 50 State Road Trip is a documentary film that focuses on the viewpoints of new naturalized citizens in the United States. Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi grabs her camera and travels across all the states in the union to capture the stories. Pelosi opens the documentary at a naturalization ceremony in San Francisco, CA, finding Ahmed, an Iranian-American homosexual. He just got sworn in, and Ahmed tells Pelosi how he faced the death penalty in his country because of his sexual orientation. The director then turns the focus of the film on how new Americans see the United States differently than the country's natural-born citizens. A Mexican immigrant, who was recently granted asylum in Texas, tells cameras why he thinks Americans take their freedoms for granted. A Syrian woman describes the social injustices against women in her country. Pelosi also looks at the personal stories of how the new citizens arrived in the country. Korean-American, Soo-Lee, tells the director how online dating creates new American citizens every day. Pelosi then continues her journey across America and finds some interesting people along the way.moreless
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    Still Standing

    Still Standing

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    Released 2007
    Still Standing provides an intimate portrait of the challenges faced by Hurricane Katrina survivors six months after the storm. Ms. Gertrude is a determined grandmother struggling to return home and rebuild. Her story reveals all-too familiar issues in urban American communities: the neglect of poor and minority neighborhoods, the inadequacy of public assistance to provide long-term solutions, and the struggles necessary to bring about positive change.moreless
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    Johnny Berlin

    Johnny Berlin

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    Released 2009
    Johnny Berlin is a 2005 documentary directed by Dominic DeJoseph. The film follows eccentric railway porter and aspiring author Jon Hyrns, also known as Johnny Berlin. Johnny works on a 1930's Pullman car traveling from Seattle to Los Angeles. As the train lurches from stop to stop, Johnny, a 40-something wanderer, greets guests, swabs toilets, and shares his never-end search for a better life. Delivered in a dead pan style, Johnny shares his thoughts on everything from strawberry milk to his lackluster love life. While he envisions himself to be a struggling writer working on the great American novel, the reality of his life is somewhat sad, and slightly tawdry. Without a home to go back to, Johnny's ultimate plan is to save up enough money to move to Cambodia and finish his novel. As the train heads down the track, Johnny, stuck in a quasi-permanent mid-life crisis, seems like he has no idea where he's headed.moreless
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    Hurt & Save

    Hurt & Save

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    Released 2009
    Four years ago, Tom Haslett left his job as a dairy farmer to pursue a career selling adjustable-beds. He was attracted to the profession, he says, because he "wanted to help people a bit." Now, he's one of his company's top-grossing salesmen. Hurt & Save follows Tom as he ventures into the sanctity of people's homes and bedrooms in order to demonstrate his bed's healing qualities. Alternately serious and bizarre, Hurt & Save gives us a fascinating portrait of a man whose work uneasily combines elements of social work with a salesmanship calculated to wrest money from people who have none to spare.moreless
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    Relative Freedom

    Relative Freedom

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    Released 2009
    Relative Freedom documents the director's journey to interview members of his immediate family about their feelings on his homosexuality. Over the course of three days, the director and his filmmaking team traveled from Washington, D.C. to Ohio and Michigan to interview his parents and five siblings. The film documents the family's difficulty reconciling their love for their son/brother with their firm religions beliefs. Ultimately, Relative Freedom addresses our changing definitions of family.moreless
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    Meet The Freegans

    Meet The Freegans

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    Released 2005
    Steve is an educated man. A school teacher. A home owner. He also enjoys eating food from dumpsters. Short documentary on the freegan movement in Portland, Oregon.
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    Los Trivinos de Huasco

    Los Trivinos de Huasco

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    Released 2007
    Los Trivinos de Huasco is an experimental, 16 minute black-and-white documentary shot on Super 8 in Huasco, Chile. The film follows a family of artists living in this small fishing town on the Northern coast, and examines their role in the community and their experience making art. Sructured around a poetry recitation delivered by family patriarch Luis, the documentary features striking imagery of the landscape and a haunting original score by Kelli Shay Hicks.moreless
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    Dedicated to My Family

    Dedicated to My Family

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    Released 2008
    Hello, I'm the filmmaker of Dedicated to My Family. The movie is about my experience living in a homeless shelter, and looking for what I believed was a "perfect family." I was able to make my movie through a program called Reel Grrls. Reel Grrls teaches teenage girls how to produce their own videos and tell their own stories.moreless
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    Dear Gabe

    Dear Gabe

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    Released 2009
    Queer and straight, black, white and in-between, Jewish and uncertain, bio- and adoptive-moms all, these six stories demonstrate the remarkable changes and challenges that define contemporary family. While having children may erase many differences, these strong women choose extremely different models from which to learn this humbling truth. Dear Gabe is an hour-long personal dv documentary about the perils, responsibilities and joys of contemporary family.Âmoreless
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    Days of Trash

    Days of Trash

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    Released 2008
    "Sustainable Dave" attempts to not throw away anything for an entire year.
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    Disconnected

    Disconnected

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    Released 2008
    Disconnected is a compelling 2008 documentary film about three real students, Mitchell Lundin, Caitlin Magnusson, and Andrew Tatge, all of whom chronicle their attempt to do the seemingly unthinkable: Survive in an environment nearly devoid of technology. Andrew, Mitchell, and Caitlin were not professional actors but real college students who recorded their experiences during a grand social experiment. They would use no electronic mail, social networking sites, or other popular World Wide Web favorites. The three attended Carleton College in the modest Midwestern town of Northfield in southeastern Minnesota. Mitchell (class of 2008) and his two friends (class of 2009) take you on a one-hour journey through their efforts to cope with a tech free crash diet. Disconnected was a class project supervised by Carleton faculty member Melody Gilbert, a filmmaker in her own right. It won a Special Jury Award in 2008 at the Flyway Film Festival and was an official selection at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival.moreless
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    How 2 Build A Rapper

    How 2 Build A Rapper

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    Released 2008
    This DocuDramedy follows a young artist as he's put through the paces by two producers looking to answer the question: Can You Build a Rapper?
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    Memorial Vol. 1: Weekend Miami

    Memorial Vol. 1: Weekend Miami

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    Released 0
    Memorial Vol. 1: Weekend Miami is the first volume in a series memorializing a weekend in Miami.
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    GRRF: The Sound of Suicide Postponement

    GRRF: The Sound of Suicide Postponement

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    Released 2009
    GRRF: The Sound of Suicide Postponement is a documentary shot on 3/5/09, when a stranger walked into a classroom at the University of California, San Diego, to give a guest lecture. But what the students didn't know was that they were about to get a dose of the newest form of shock theater, a genre of performance art called "Demo Noir" in which a fake software demonstration is engineered in advance to go horribly, horribly wrong. The absurdity of the cruel monologues, the comical excess of the endless technological stumbles, no matter; NOTHING dissuades the students from believing it is all real. Part comedic swindle, part psychological experiment, part oration of post-college angst, the film is not only a candid documentation of that fateful evening, it also begs the fateful question: if you had been there that night, and had been subjected to so much nonsense and smoldering dramatics, but yet having all of it cleverly packaged within the format of your average classroom presentation....would you have detected all the ridiculous duplicities, or would you have been just as deeply deceived as those unfortunate students?moreless
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    Life and Times: Nelson Mandela

    Life and Times: Nelson Mandela

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    Released 2010
    Life & Times: Nelson Mandela chooses from the many truly extraordinary intimate epiphanies of Mandela's life: Whether its the silent walk with his mother to the Royal Kraal as a nine-year old...or the fiery end to his first marriage...the ice-cream counter decision to face the death penalty...the moment when he was told of his mother and son's death on Robben Island...the moment PW Botha served him tea...or how he reacted to the girl who broke down at a Toronto school named in his honour.moreless
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    Papow!

    Papow!

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    Released 2009
    "Papow" is a UGCTV & Land Shark Prods. dramedy series that follows the day in the life of a paparazzi photographer. Each episode showcases a plethora of A-D listers such as Nicholas Cage,Jane Fonda & the multi-talented Jeff Daniels on red carpets,making personal appearances, or just walking down the street out of their element! The "core" cast is comprised of some very entertaining characters such as break out star Joseph Danielle who plays the lead character John Lugo,Nicole Arlyn (Clay Pigeons,The Wedding Planner) who plays Catherine John's ex-wife,and introducing Mariam Chubinidzhe as John's daughter along with Chris Piccone as John's lackey apprentice. Some of Papow season #1 supporting cast members include: Kaylon Jackson ("Miracle At St. Anna" / Spike Lee) Jamie Ross (VH1'S "Rock of Love Bus") Joe Franklin (Groundbreaking Television Icon)moreless
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    Lemonade

    Lemonade

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    Released 2010
    Lemonade is a short documentary and biography of a middle-aged, laid-off worker, who finds an interesting way to restart his career. Director Erik Proulx opens the film with a flashback of his life over the past fifteen years. He narrates how he was once a sought-out ad executive and given a raise for a job well done. Two days later, Erick's boss lays him off. Erick then shows everyone his difficulties in finding work, using some personal footage shot from 2008-2009. A year later, the laid-off executive is still unemployed, and he networks with colleagues and other executives to see how they are coping with the recession. What Erick finds is a group of middle-aged people restarting their lives. Most of them call unemployment, "A liberating experience." Larry Kane, an ex-financial consultant, is now a painter, and Sally Taylor, who did marketing for GE, is an activist for the Green party. Erick soon starts a blog, documenting everyone's real-life stories. The director distributed his Lemonade documentary on the web as a promotion to get more hits on blog. Little did he know; a lot of people would be tuning in.moreless
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    Divorce Coach

    Divorce Coach

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    Released 2010
    You've heard of a football coach. A baseball coach. An acting coach. But what the heck is a divorce coach? Meet Dr. Kim Lurie, who, after spending 8 years on her own divorce, reinvented herself and coined the term. Her cases have ranged from high-profile to downright weird and everywhere in between. Find out what drives a woman like her to rescue spouses when all hope seems lost.moreless
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